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3 key hacks to look after yourself better as a new mum

Becoming a new mum comes with its fair share of challenges, and this is why it is so important to take action and make sure you think about the best ways in which you can make your life easier as a new mother. There is a lot you need to consider when it comes to making the most of this, and you need to try to focus on the best ways of improving your life and the way you approach being a mother.

BUT, and this is a big but, THE MOST important thing about being a mother is being kind to yourself, so while all of these ideas might be helpful to you. If you cannot do all of them, or sometimes things don’t go quite to plan as a new mum. That is 100% (or more!) OK. There really is no such thing as a perfect mum, in fact its normal for parenting life to throw you curveballs every single day.

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It can help to think about all of the key elements of motherhood that you might want to get right, and there are so many factors that will play a role in this. It is important that you make sure you do the best you can to focus on getting the best out of being a mum, and you might need to figure out what you can do to make things work for you. But whatever we do, as long as we are doing it with love – it perfectly imperfect!

To help along the way, why not check out some of these essentials that might help you when you are looking to figure out the way you approach motherhood. Suggestions of course, so take or leave them!

1. Take time for yourself as a new mum

Taking time out to look after yourself and make sure you are thinking about your best interests is so important. There are a lot of things that you’re going to need to focus on as much as possible, and this is going to have a massive impact on allowing you to be happier and healthier. Whether you’re dealing with bereavement, experiencing postpartum depression, or suffering from burnout, you need to be proactive. There are plenty of self-care tips modern mums can use in order to help ensure that they are protecting and looking after themselves as effectively as possible, and this is something you need to consider.

We do even have a self-care planner for you on KiddyCharts, which might be a great place to start your self-care journey.

2. Be comfortable 

Comfort is one of the key essentials when it comes to trying to improve your new role as a mother, and you need to look at some of the best ways of enhancing your comfort as a new mom. This can be done in a number of ways, including things like how you dress, having the heating on, or finding the best nursing bra. Focusing on comfort and well-being is super important, and this can have a massive impact on improving your life as a new mother right now. 

3. Eat as best you can

A healthy and balanced diet is one of the best things that you can do in order to improve your life, and there are a number of key things you can do that will help you in this respect. Trying to make sure you have the right diet is really important for helping you stay healthy and nutritious, as well as being able to improve the way in which you are able to get this right as much as possible. It’s vital to make sure you come up with some of the best ideas that are going to allow you to eat better and be more nutritious. 

As you can see, these are some of the best ways of being able to improve your life and make choices for your future well-being. There are a lot of ideas that you might want to keep in mind when you are trying to find the best possible ways to look after yourself better as a new mum.

We do have other ideas for new mums and babies on KiddyCharts, so why not take a look at these too?

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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